Wyatt joined BCSAVE in May 2020 with several dogs who were living in ETX in pretty bad conditions. The owner was a man who we believe was mentally handicapped and never cared for the dogs. He ended up in the hospital, and the dogs (never vaccinated and pretty feral) were falling prey not only to poor care and each other, but to coyotes.
The rescuer was able to begin to trap pups (with the sister’s permission) and we found ourselves slowing taking in one dog after another. George and Martha were the first we got (about 6 wks old puppies) in May. Mercedes came after, and Butch, the oldest, came with Sundance and Sloane about six weeks later. But while the rescuers were able to get most of the dogs, there were still two left that were too savvy or cunning to get trapped.
The rescuer continued to go out to the property at least 1x week to feed the two last dogs and try to trap them and were having no success. They kept in touch with us, sending us pics from the trail cameras they had put on the property to track the pups. Finally, in desperation, they hired a trapper to come and dart both the pups. Finally, the last two pups arrived loopy, drugged, scared. We named them Wyatt and Doc, after Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Wyatt is obviously not a Border Collie but we didn’t want to split them up or leave one out there.
Wyatt has come a LONG way since that day in 2020. He’s one of our “project” dogs. He has become a great house and farm dog. He sleeps inside, comes when called, plays ball and loves to swim. He will eat from your hand and loves to sleep in his dog bed. He’s dog friendly and will run and chase and is house-trained with a dog door. The ONLY thing is that he still cannot be pet or leashed/ walked. He can be trapped in a room and held in order to get his shots, and is not aggressive at all (just scared).
Wyatt would love to be a farm dog, where he can run the property but come in at night. He would love to have someone spend some one on one time with him, working with him to get over this last hump. He has so much promise and is a great dog who just needs a little more help!